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Mome_Rath | 532 comments That sounds awesome. Antarctica is beautiful; hope you have a memorable trip!


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Kristin Mitchell | 1 comments I am part of a group of 80 women with science backgrounds traveling to Antarctica in 2019 with Homeward Bound. Some of us are eager to read up on this amazing place we will be visiting, and are excited to have an extensive list of books ready-made here. Thanks to the list-makers of the world!


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Jack Chaucer (httpgoodreadscomjack_chaucer) | 1 comments One more set in Antarctica, at South Pole Station ...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Nikki White Polar Extremes (Nikki, #3) by Jack Chaucer


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Melinda Brasher | 24 comments It's already been mentioned, but Alone The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn Byrd was intensely interesting. My friend did a master's thesis on Byrd and got me really interested.


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Mome_Rath | 532 comments Here's a fictional work dealing with love and loss and penguin researchers in Antarctica:
My Last Continent by Midge RaymondMy Last Continent by Midge Raymond


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Mome_Rath | 532 comments For nature lovers, two more books with the backdrop of Antarctica:

March of the Penguins Companion to the Major Motion Picture by Luc JacquetMarch of the Penguins: Companion to the Major Motion Picture by Luc Jacquet
Penguins by Roger Tory PetersonPenguins by Roger Tory Peterson


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Cedricsmom (LindaHarrison) | 5 comments I'd like to add a book I just started reading last night. It's called Up To This Pointe. It's a YA novel about a ballerina(!) who has a fixation on Antarctica and actually has one of the original explorers as an ancestor, surname of Scott. I'm really enjoying it so far. She's at McMurdo Station for most of the story.


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Odette (odman) | 95 comments When the Night Comes When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett by Favel Parrett

This book is primarily set in Tasmania. However, one of the main characters works on the 'Nella Dan", a supply ship to the Australian bases in Antartica. There are some chapters describing his visits Antartica and life on board.


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Brianna | 4 comments Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria SempleWhere'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Part of the book is set in Antarctica.


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Diane | 10234 comments Marlowe wrote: "I can't believe you missed The Terror by Dan Simmons!"

I believe The Terror is set in the Canadian Arctic.


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I thought Alone had some very beautiful passages.


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Marlowe (MrPopularSentiment) | 1 comments I can't believe you missed The Terror by Dan Simmons!


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Leslie T. (lat0403) | 30 comments At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by HP Lovecraft

It's also on the 1001 list.


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Shannon | 9 comments Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas by Rosie Thomas is set in Antarctica.


message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Feb 14, 2014 07:15PM) (new)

Diane | 10234 comments Books set in Antarctica:



Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred LansingEndurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
No Horizon Is So Far Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica by Liv ArnesenNo Horizon Is So Far Two Women and Their Historic Journey by Liv Arnesen
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-GarrardThe Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin BrockmeierThe Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline AlexanderThe Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
Ice Bound One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri NielsenIce Bound: One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughreanThe White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Troubling a Star (Austin Family, #7) by Madeleine L'EngleTroubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. LovecraftAt the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4) by James PattersonThe Final Warning by James Patterson
Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1) by Matthew ReillyIce Station by Matthew Reilly
Subterranean by James RollinsSubterranean by James Rollins
Pym by Mat JohnsonPym by Mat Johnson
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan PoeThe Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe
South The Endurance Expedition by Ernest ShackletonSouth: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
Antarctica Antarctica by Kim Stanley RobinsonAntarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson
Whiteout by Greg RuckaWhiteout by Greg Rucka (1st book in series)
Sea of Glory America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel PhilbrickSea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery by Nathaniel Philbrick
Blood and Ice by Robert MaselloBlood and Ice by Robert Masello
Terra Incognita Travels in Antarctica by Sara WheelerTerra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
The Last Place On Earth by Roland HuntfordThe Last Place on Earth by Roland Huntford
In Cold Pursuit A Mystery From The Last Continent (Valena Walker, #1) by Sarah AndrewsIn Cold Pursuit: A Mystery From The Last Continent by Sarah Andrews
The Lost Men The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-LewisThe Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Birthday Boys by Beryl BainbridgeThe Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick BertozziAntarctic Odyssey by Graham Collier
Big Dead Place Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas JohnsonBig Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson
Polar Quest (Rogue Angel, #16) by Alex ArcherPolar Quest by Alex Archer
Endurance An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur WorsleyEndurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur Worsley
Sun At Midnight by Rosie ThomasSun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas
Mawson's Will The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard BickelMawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard Bickel
Shiver by Nikki GemmellShiver: A novel by Nikki Gemmell
Beneath the Dark Ice. Greig Beck by Greig BeckBeneath the Dark Ice by Greig Beck
Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernanShackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
Anti Ice by Stephen BaxterAnti-Ice by Stephen Baxter
An Antarctic Mystery by Jules VerneAn Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
On the Ice An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica by Gretchen LeglerOn the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica by Gretchen Legler
The Crystal Desert Summers in Antarctica by David G. CampbellThe Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica by David G. Campbell
Victim of the Aurora by Thomas KeneallyVictim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally
The Heart of the Antarctic The Farthest South Expedition 1907-1909 by Ernest ShackletonThe Heart of the Antarctic: The Farthest South Expedition, 1907-1909 by Ernest Shackleton
In Shackleton's Footsteps A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic by Henry WorsleyIn Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic by Henry Worsley
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World The Extraordinary True Story of the Shakleton Expedition by Jennifer ArmstrongShipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
Shackleton's Boat Journey by Frank Arthur WorsleyShackleton's Boat Journey by Frank Arthur Worsley
The South Pole Terror by Kenneth RobesonThe South Pole Terror by Kenneth Robeson
Race to the South Pole (The Great Adventures) by Roald AmundsenRace to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen
South Pole A Narrative History of the Exploration of Antarctica by Anthony BrandtSouth Pole: A Narrative History of the Exploration of Antarctica by Anthony Brandt
The South Pole An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 by Roald AmundsenThe South Pole by Roald Amundsen
End of the Earth Voyaging to Antarctica by Peter MatthiessenEnd of the Earth: Voyaging to Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen
Black Ice by Matt DickinsonBlack Ice by Matt Dickinson
Dark Winter by William DietrichDark Winter by William Dietrich
Riding the Ice Wind By Kite and Sledge across Antarctica by Alastair Vere NicollRiding the Ice Wind: By Kite and Sledge Across Antarctica by Alastair Vere Nicoll
Race to the Pole Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest by Ranulph FiennesRace to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest by Ranulph Fiennes
South with Scott by Edward R.G.R. EvansSouth with Scott by Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans Baron Mountevans
The Coldest March Scott�s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan SolomonThe Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon
Life on the Ice No One Goes To Antarctica Alone by Roff SmithLife on the Ice: No One Goes to Antarctica Alone by Roff Smith
Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth ArthurAntarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur
An Empire of Ice Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science by Edward J. LarsonAn Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Cheltenham in Antarctica by David M. WilsonCheltenham in Antarctica by David M. Wilson
Into White Silence by Anthony EatonInto White Silence by Anthony Eaton
Freezing Point by Karen DionneFreezing Point by Karen Dionne
The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean (Second Edition) by Hadoram ShirihaiThe Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife by Hadoram Shirihai
Slicing the Silence Voyaging to Antarctica by Tom GriffithsSlicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica by Tom Griffiths
The Coolest Race on Earth Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon by John HancThe Coolest Race on Earth by John Hanc
Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa ThomsonAntarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson
The Home Of The Blizzard A True Story Of Antarctic Survival by Douglas MawsonThe Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival by Douglas Mawson
Ice Bird The Classic Story Of The First Single Handed Voyage To Antarctica by David LewisIce Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-handed Voyage to Antarctica by David Lewis
The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica A Novel by John Calvin BatchelorThe Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica: A Novel by John Calvin Batchelor
Skating to Antarctica A Journey to the End of the World by Jenny DiskiSkating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World by Jenny Diski
Alone The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn ByrdAlone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn Byrd
Scott of the Antarctic A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David CraneScott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane
The Longest Winter Scott's Other Heroes by Meredith HooperThe Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes by Meredith Hooper
Emperors of the Ice A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 by Richard FarrEmperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13
I Am Just Going Outside Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy by Michael SmithI Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy by Michael Smith
Captain Oates Soldier and Explorer by Sue LimbCaptain Oates by Sue Limb
Before the Heroes Came Antarctica in the 1890s by T. BaughmanBefore the Heroes Came by T. Baughman
[bookcover:Pinguine die kleinen Leute der Antarktis.]Waiting to Fly: My Escapades With the Penguins of Antarctica by Ron Naveen
My Life As An Explorer by Roald AmundsenMy Life as an Explorer by Roald Amundsen
This Everlasting Silence The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Douglas Mawson 1911�1914 by Nancy Robinson FlanneryThis Everlasting Silence: The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Douglas Mawson 1911-1914
Antarctica Life on the Ice by Susan Fox RogersAntarctica: Life on the Ice by Susan Fox Rogers
Scott & Amundsen dramatischer Kampf um den Südpol by Roland HuntfordScott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford
Beyond Cape Horn Travels in the Antarctic by Charles NeiderBeyond Cape Horn: Travels in the Antarctic by Charles Neider


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